Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
Karina Adam is an executive human resources leader with over 20 years of broad-based Human Resources and management experience. She holds the position of Associate Vice president at the University of Ottawa. Mrs. Adam has worked in major organizations in the private and public sectors, in unionized and non-unionized environments throughout Quebec and Ontario. Namely, she worked at the National Bank of Canada, La Presse Inc., the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association and in various healthcare organizations. She is a law graduate of the Quebec Bar Association and also completed a Bachelor degree in Criminology as well as a minor in Mental Health. Highly influential, with an entrepreneurial mind-set, she has demonstrated the ability to translate organizational needs into effective strategies and actions and to position Human Resources as a valued strategic business-partner within an organization's operating context. A true team player, she builds organizational capability, effectiveness and employee engagement. She has expertise in organizational transformations, change management and in implementing highly effective HR business models.